Status Report

Space Shuttle Processing Report 20 Feb 2001

By SpaceRef Editor
February 20, 2001
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MISSION: STS-98 – 7th ISS Flight (5A) – U.S. Laboratory

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104

LOCATION: Edwards Air Force Base, California

KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Feb. 7, 2001 at 6:13:02 p.m. EST

KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Feb. 20, 2001 at 3:33 p.m. EST

MISSION DURATION: 12 days, 21 hours and 21 minutes

CREW: Cockrell, Polansky, Curbeam, Jones, Ivins

ORBITAL INSERTION ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Space Shuttle Atlantis today completed the 7th
Shuttle mission to the International Space Station with a landing at Edwards
Air Force Base in California at 3:33 p.m. EST. After 13 days in space, the
five-member crew had traveled a total of 5.3 million miles. Clouds and the
threat of precipitation lead flight controllers to wave-off today’s final
KSC landing opportunity.

The astronaut flight crew will remain overnight at EAFB and depart for their
homes in Houston, Texas, tomorrow. The STS-98 landing marks the 47th
landing at EAFB in Shuttle history. The last Shuttle landing at EAFB was on
mission STS-92. Shuttle managers are assessing the work plan to turn
Atlantis around for a ferry flight back to KSC.

				Eastern Time		Mission Elapsed Time
Main Gear Touchdown: 3:33:05 p.m. 12 days, 21 hours, 20
minutes, 3 seconds
Nose Gear Touchdown: 3:33:17 p.m. 12 days, 21 hours, 20
minutes, 15 seconds Wheel Stop:
3:34:02 p.m. 12 days, 21 hours, 21 minutes

SpaceRef staff editor.